The Linndrum we have has a long and illustrious lineage! It was originally owned by a good friend of mine who is now a great painter ( Alvan Long )! He is also a drummer and was in several boston bands long before my time! Here's a Pure No Wave Gem from one of those bands called The November Group: :::
So, some of the people involved in that band started a studio called New Alliance Audio. After several years the Linndrum was packed up in it's road case and put into storage.
And it sat there for almost 15 years. Those years took a toll too. The batteries leaked, the capacitors went bad, and the foam from the road case became a rubbery dust that permeated everything!
When we pulled it out of storage i decided to send it to Bruce at FORAT for a refurb. He's the Linndrum expert! He fixed the batteries, power supply, sliders and pots, EVERYTHING!
I love this machine and use it all the time. It's built like a tank, has the OG JL Cooper Midi interface installed ( so it can sync to anything ), and it sounds great! The Linndrum also had a great 'pocket'. The shuffle is sexy and if you tweak the hi hat decay while it's playing you can create a great human feel. It's a great middle ground between the bright and open Roland 808 / 909 drum machines and the darker Oberheim DX / DMX 8 bit eprom machines.